John Lyon (boxer)

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John Lyon
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Born 9 March 1962

John Patrick Lyon (born 9 March 1962) is a retired boxer from Great Britain. A member of the Greenall St. Helens Amateur Boxing Club he twice competed at the Summer Olympics (1984 and 1988) and won the gold medal in the men's flyweight division (– 48 kg) at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Lyon won eight English ABA titles, four flyweight and four light-flyweight.

Lyon won the bronze in the 1991 Acropolis Cup, retiring immediately afterwards.[1]

He was awarded an MBE for services to amateur boxing.

Lyon's son Craig Lyon also won the English light-flyweight title, twice. He also competed in the Prizefighter tournament at super-flyweight in 2011, but was defeated by Ryan Farrag in the quarter finals.